Antiquity Bonk

10 Mar 2012 – 7 Apr 2012

Regular hours

12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00

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The Sunday Painter

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  • Buses: 12, 36, 171, 436, 63, 78, 343
  • Tube: Elephant & Castle, Oval, Peckham Rye
  • Train: Peckham Rye Station
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Ben Wheele - Antiquity Bonk


The Sunday Painter is pleased to announce the opening of Antiquity Bonk, a collection of new work by Brighton based artist Ben Wheele. A disgusting ‘museum catalogue' befriends me, slops some images all over my eyes. We're playing a winking game together — each time I think of the word ‘antique' I have to wink at him, and vice-versa. We think of so many antiques, it gets to the point we're just closing our eyes now (I wink with both of my eyes). Eyes closed, I find a salute — I think it's me, I'm saluting to a disease. I check the room again, something's happened to my work, the prints have all gotten infected, sculptures, everything, even the room. Ruined! What type of disease is this anyway. Examining a print, I discover mucus or something, it's awful, like a child doing a joke on my work. How embarrassing. ‘It's the catalogue…' I snarl.. ‘It's all the catalogue's fault!' I grab the grotesque catalogue and rip out all of the pages. I examine the pages, so rococo in their death. It's sad to kill something that elegant. I'll die of the disease too soon, but it's a humorous disease, like a cartoon or something. Lots of love, Ben x

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